Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Locals trek to Coral Cafe day and night for the wide selection of inexpensive food. Open 24 hours, it is the perfect for lunch or stopping by after a night at the bars or clubs. The simple layout and sparse decorations may not add to the ambiance, but it creates a mom-and-pop feel. Make sure to order the tortilla soup, topped with a mound of cheese, it's simply one of the best soups in the city. Coral Cafe also has a great breakfast menu.
Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
Boba Loca is a small cafe that offers a lot of different Boba drinks. Boba is a specialty drink where you have tapioca balls at the bottom of the cup. You chew the balls while you sip and it allows you to have a different texture and taste than a normal drink. Whether you want to be adventuresome or you just love the drink, this is the cafe for you.
This great neighborhood spot offers a relaxed environment and delicious food. No wonder the owners have opened three more locations in neighborhoods all around town. The well-prepared specialties, such as Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken are always a treat. The prices are easy to deal with and the staff is friendly and will make you want to return again and again. Beer and wine are served, as are several traditional Indian desserts.
Flavor of India invites you to its warm and cultural ambiance in a welcoming setting. The menu has cuisine of different regions of the country, from Northern dishes like butter chicken to Southern signatures like madrasi duck urry. Try the flavorful appetizers like samosas, bhel puri, aloo tikki, and more. Occasionally they will even have cooking classes by the Chefs at Flavor of India.
For fresh and delicious Japanese food head to Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. The restaurant serves sushi and fish, but if you don't like seafood there is also noodles, meat and vegetables. There is also a wide selection of sake, wine, beer and cocktails. The restaurant has a sleek interior, try to get a seat by one of the large windows so you can watch the busy San Fernando.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is a large restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of big screen televisions showing the big sports game that you can watch with one of BJ's house beers. The restaurant has a wide selection of drinks and food, including deep dish pizzas, sandwiches, soups and Asian dishes. No trip to BJ's is complete without having the famous pizookie. You choose a cookie and when it comes out hot from the oven vanilla ice cream is placed on top.
Corner Bakery Cafe chain started as a local bakery known for its bread, and the next logical step was to create sandwiches. The restaurants offers a fast and moderately priced meals. Although the cafe is known for its sandwiches there are a lot of options, including salads, soups, pastas and of course delicious desserts.